Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Student Shoots Himself in Front of Classmates at Washington State School   (Associated Press)
  • A 13-year-old boy shot and killed himself in front of about 20 students in an eighth-grade classroom.


  •   Boy Wins Rotten Sneaker Contest   (Associated Press)
  • A 10-year-old from Montpelier took the crown — and probably a few of the judges' olfactory glands — in the annual rotten sneaker contest, which lured eight other finalists to Vermont's capital city from across the country.


  •   Utility Employees Rig Customer Survey   (Reuters)
  • The results of a Southern California Edison customer satisfaction survey came under question when it was learned that employees had hacked into the data system and changed the phone numbers of those to be surveyed to those of friends and family.


  •   Woman Gives Birth to Two Sets of Twins   (Associated Press)
  • A Houston woman gave birth to two sets of identical twins — something the couple said their doctor told them is only likely to happen in about 1 in 11 million pregnancies.


  •   Irish Ministers a Hit Abroad on St Patrick's Day   (Reuters)
  • Irish government ministers will celebrate St Patrick's Day everywhere — everywhere, that is, except Ireland.


  •   Iowa Finds a Variety of Items in Sewers   (Associated Press)
  • Money, jewelry, T-shirts, false teeth — residents flush some weird stuff down their toilets, according to workers at the local wastewater treatment plant.


  •   Cunning Fraudsters Net Castle   (Reuters)
  • A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for carrying out an international scheme that cheated 1,000 investors of $56 million, money the defendants used to buy race cars and a century-old castle


  •   Poop Scooper Finds Job Fun, Refreshing   (Associated Press)
  • Whatever other people say, Jim Rindhage doesn't think his job stinks. Rindhage is a professional dog poop scooper.


  •   DotComGuy Seeks an End to the Internet Life   (Agence France Presse)
  • He spent four years as "DotComGuy," including a year holed up in a Dallas home living entirely off the Internet. Now he will go back to being just plain Mitch Maddox, legally changing his name back.


  •   Kentucky Politician to Hold Post From Jail   (Associated Press)
  • A politician who was convicted of buying votes was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison, but he will continue to hold his post from his cell.


  •   Woman Allegedly Calls Officer for Drugs   (Associated Press)
  • Bryan County prosecutors charged Patricia Kay Michel with unlawful delivery of a controlled drug after she dialed a wrong number and allegedly discussed procuring drugs with her former probation officer.


  •   Bobcat Bites Woman in Her Basement   (Associated Press)
  • A Virginia woman was attacked and bitten by a bobcat in her basement.


  •   'Dirty Dancing' Shuts Down School Event   (Associated Press)
  • Dirty dancing may pack 'em in at the movie theaters, but at Bend High School, it's enough to shut down a school dance.


  •   Woman Jailed After 'Flipping Off' Sheriff   (Associated Press)
  • A woman made an obscene gesture toward an SUV — one carrying the county sheriff and chief deputy — and ended up in jail.


  •   American Panda Gets Sex-Ed Class in China   (Associated Press)
  • Chinese veterinarians have begun showing American-born panda Hua Mei sex-education videos featuring pandas mating to prepare her for "blind dates" with Chinese suitors.


  •   Bill Clinton's Boyhood Home on eBay   (Associated Press)
  • Selling the neatly-maintained corner lot residence where Bill Clinton lived for three years as a child is taking some time.


  •   Cash Awaits Couples Who Live in Cable Car   (Associated Press)
  • Thirty-three couples began a competition in Singapore to see who could live in a moving cable car for a week — enduring stifling humidity, motion sickness and only 10 minutes to use the toilet each day.


  •   Locusts Descend on Outback Towns   (Associated Press)
  • A plague of locusts has engulfed towns in Australia's Outback, devastating crops just as farmers had begun recovering from a two-year drought.


  •   Desperate Afghan Makes an Ass Out of Himself   (Reuters)
  • A frustrated Afghan soldier who could not afford to get married has been released without charge after being caught having sex with a donkey.


  •   Kangaroo Attacks Woman in Her Garden   (Associated Press)
  • A kangaroo viciously attacked a woman as she picked roses outside her home on the edge of Australia's third-largest city.
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